| May 7, 2014
| 10:58 AM
It looks like “Chicago Fire” and “Chicago PD” are going to have some company when they start filming again in Chicago.
Lee Daniels’ hip-hop drama “Empire” has been picked up by Fox and will likely film in...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:09 AM
After the coffee. Before opening a week's worth of mail.
The Skinny: I worked at home last Friday and yesterday so today marks my first time back at the office since before upfront week. I hope I remember where the building is and where to park. Today's...
| May 12, 2014
| 7:16 PM
For years Casey Kasem famously told listeners to keep their "feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars." But concern arose Monday over where the radio personality's own feet might be at present, after his wife's lawyer told a court he has no...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
It looks like Andrew Garfield's Peter Parker isn't just battling villains in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" -- he's also facing the worst reviews of any Spider-Man pic as the film gears up for its opening weekend in the U.S.
With a current rating of 56...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:59 AM
After the coffee. Before making this heat wave end.
The Skinny: I caught up on "Mad Men" last night. Sunday's episode would have been great if not for that boring Betty and Bobby story. After awhile I just fast-forwarded whenever Betty showed up on...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:16 PM
Like the eponymous hero of his new biblical epic "Noah," director Darren Aronofsky has proved himself a man obsessively devoted to a formidable undertaking: in Aronofsky's case, combining a scriptural story with blockbuster visuals and a provocative...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. has optioned the rights to the biography "Buzz: the Life and Art of Busby Berkeley" with Ryan Gosling attached to produce and possibly star.
Jeffrey Spivak penned the biography and Gosling would produce with Marc Platt, who also produced the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:28 PM
There are myriad ways to promote a film these days, most notably through trailers, billboards, media junkets and talk-show appearances.
Now "Noah" star Russell Crowe is trying to reach a higher power, beseeching Pope Francis on Twitter to watch his...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 1:47 PM
Following days of conflicting reports whether Russell Crowe would get his wish to meet with Pope Francis, the "Noah" star did make the pontiff's acquaintance on Wednesday, albeit briefly, at Francis' weekly audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City....
| Feb 1, 2014
| 8:06 PM
When Austrian-born actor Maximilian Schell won the best actor Academy Award in 1962 for his role in "Judgment at Nuremberg," he gave a short thank-you speech in which he recalled being questioned by a customs official upon first arriving in the United...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Sarah Seltzer grew up a fan of Woody Allen movies — her parents showed her "Sleeper," "Annie Hall," and "Everyone Says I Love You" once she was old enough to get the jokes. As a 31-year-old writer living in New York, she has admired Allen's more...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:54 PM
With its multidisciplinary mix of movies, music and technology, the South by Southwest festival has a reputation as a hip, forward-looking affair. But one of the unofficial themes to emerge at this year's SXSW Film Festival, which kicked off Friday, is...